pyramids artificial reef dive site fort lauderdale florida

Where: 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale Airport you are at the beaches and marinas.

What:  The gulf stream gets within a few miles of Fort Lauderdale so this gives plenty of opportunities for surprises.  Southern Florida has  3 lines of reef running parallel with the shore.  The first reef is about 100 to 300 yards off the beach and is from 10-30ft deep.  The 2nd reef is about 1/2 mile from the beach and from 30-50ft deep.  The 3rd reef is about a mile offshore and from 60-100ft deep.  There are several  artificial reefs such as: Tracy, Robert Edmister, Merci Jesus, Hog Heaven, Jay Scutti, Mercedes, and Peter McAllister.  Plus a site such as the above photo Pyramids.

When: Year round.

Who:  Beginning to advanced divers

Times:  Generally meet in moring around 8am and go out for 2 tanks.  The first is usually around 80 ft and the second a reef dive around 30 ft.  Then  back for lunch.  There is usually a one tank shallow afternoon trip.

What you need to bring:  bathing suit, towel, certification card and your dive gear.  Don’t worry if you forgot anything the dive shops are full service and have rental gear and new gear to buy.

Published by gene stevens

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